You just turned on your sprinkler system, and water is shooting out of several areas, but not in a good way. It’s time for a sprinkler system repair. There are many reasons your irrigation system can fail. If the winter was exceptionally rugged, your pipes might be paying the price. If tackling a sprinkler system repair isn’t in your wheelhouse, call 410 Lawn Guy. We’ll send out a professional technician to assess your issues, make recommendations and give you an estimate.
How Do I Troubleshoot a Sprinkler System Repair
Troubleshooting your irrigation system can be complicated. Who installed the system? Was it you? The previous owner? Or did someone hire an unlicensed company? If the answer to those three questions is yes, you need to go another route.
How large is your lawn? How many zones do you have? You need to check each zone separately to ensure you maintain a beautiful lawn and planter beds.
Each area needs to have water applied evenly over the lawn areas. Overwatering, as well as underwatering, can kill a lawn and those beautiful flowers you just planted.
Signs You Need Sprinkler System Repairs
Here are some signs that will point to needing repairs:
- Puddles in your yard despite not having had a rainstorm
- Geysers shooting straight up when the sprinklers come on
- Dead lawn areas
- Planter beds that are too wet or too dry
- An abnormally high water bill coinciding with the spring start-up of your irrigation system
- Your teenager running over the sprinkler heads one too many times
- Sprinkler heads that are too low because the grass has overtaken the spray or rotor heads
- Unintentionally watering the driveway, sidewalk, or your house.
When to Call a Professional for Sprinkler System Repair
If you’re not a diehard DIY person, now would be an excellent time to utilize the professional capabilities of 410 Lawn Guy. There is a laundry list of moving parts to keep your landscaping in top shape. Losing your lawn or numerous plants because you decided to save money will come back to haunt you.
It’s far cheaper to call the pros. We’ll be able to evaluate where your sprinkler system is failing. If the system is getting old, it may be time to upgrade with a complete replacement. The older irrigation systems will have parts that start to fail regularly. Finding those parts can be difficult, if not impossible. Calling a technician numerous times to replace old parts will cost more in the long run.
What to Expect During a Sprinkler System Repair
A professional technician will evaluate each zone of your irrigation system. If a valve isn’t closing correctly, the water will continue to flow after that zone is completed. Equate it to leaving the hose running continuously on low in the driveway. The water from a faulty valve will emerge at the lowest point in the sprinkler system. This can be a reasonably inexpensive fix if your system is newer and parts are readily available.
A technician can dig up the valve, cut it out, and replace it. They should be able to spend minimum time to complete this job. With the correct parts on hand and professional knowledge, your sprinkler system can be up and running in no time.
Sprinkler System Repair and Maintenance
One of the best ways to keep your lawn and planter beds in pristine shape is to schedule regular maintenance. Often homeowners find this to be an out-of-sight, out-of-mind system until a problem arises. You can schedule winterizing and spring start-up by calling us. And we can take care of all of your lawn care needs during the summer season. It will only take one phone call, and you’ll be able to check this off your list. Call us, and we’ll take care of the rest.